Monday, September 13, 2010

MON 9/13: Film,Talk, Music

Feeling a bit out of sorts today. My apologies...

Today has been deemed "International Chocolate Day" -- another arbitrary day to sell stuff -- so feel free to go wild.

I saw that The Bristol Lounge in the Four Seasons Hotel is celebrating with a chocolate buffet from 6pm to 8pm by Hotel Chocolat if you buy a "signature chocolate martini or food." I'm guessing that a chocolate martini can't be much more than $10...


MON 9/13

"Love Story"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

This is one of those films that best represents Boston/Cambridge in the "Made in Mass" film series. There may still be a bunch of people around the country that think of these views when imagining the town.

With a title like this, it can't help but be a bit of a sappy tear-jerker. Still it rises above the chick-flicks of today.

MON 9/13

Rock Shop #7: "Meet The Press"
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / All Ages

For those in bands that are seeking the ever-elusive attention of the press, you're best chance for solid advice may be tonight.

A bunch of people who actually get paid to write about the music scene will be answering your questions tonight, including:

David Day (Weekly Dig), Michael Brodeur (Globe), Jed Gottlieb (Herald),
Michael Marotta (Phoenix), Luke O'Neil (Alternative Press), Hilary Hughes (Weeky Dig), Selene Angier (Metro), Tom Kielty (Shark Patrol Music), Benjamin Ricci (Performer Magazine), and maybe more
It's a good chance to network, so be prepared...

MON 9/13

The Maine Coons
at Weirdo Records, 844 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)
$5 donations requested

If you've noticed The Maine Coons and wanted to check him out in person, this is probably the last gig of fuzzy one-man-bandness before he moves to Austin.

Be prepared for a cozy (tiny) space on your first trip to Weirdo (and what's taken you so long?). On most Monday's, there is some kind of performance.

MON 9/13

Arlo & The Otter, Sleepy Very Sleepy, Gem Club
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

The guest from out of town is Arlo & The Otter, a folky/freaky indie-rock band from Columbus, OH that centers around two brothers. Try to figure out who is Arlo and who is the Otter. I can't say much about Sleepy Very Sleepy, because there's not much to hear before catching them live except for a live performance video, but it sounds like they're doing something that creeps up on you in a subtle way though not as sleepy as their name suggests. Gem Club serves up some delightfully chilled indie-pop.

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